Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22, at about 2:45 p.m., two Chevy Silverado pickup trucks were headed north on Hwy. 15. One signaled and prepared to turn left into
Millner Winery; the second reacted too late and hit the first. There were no injuries, but the State Patrol did ticket the driver of the second pickup. Because of
Thursday evening’s blizzard, with snowfall of 8-10 inches in the area, followed by driving winds, schools were closed Friday and roads remain slippery and dangerous today, nearly a week later. Hundreds of accidents and well over a thousand cars in the ditch were reported in the Twin Cities area, with more than 75 jackknifed semi trucks as well. Be careful out there! Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Last week, the City of Eden Valley met in an emergency session to discuss freezing water lines in the city. The City of Watkins met Monday night, Feb. 24, and the City of Kimball will meet Thursday night, Feb. 27, in emergency session to discuss the growing problem.
The Watkins council approved adjusting water bills for those running water to prevent a freeze-up IF they first contact the city.
The City of Eden Valley agreed to make similar adjustments at last week’s meeting.
The City of Kimball will meet Thursday night this week; it is possible they may make a similar decision then.
Because of this year’s especially deep frost, water and sewer lines around the region are freezing. The coming extra-cold days will not help the situation which could last for weeks or even months longer.
This Snow Dragon is bringing joy and fun in the winter cold to Sauk Centre. It was sculpted in Sauk Centre’s Sinclair Lewis Park in the snow by Jeremy Weber who put many, many hours into this creation. Jeremy and his wife Sara, being natives of the Sleepy Eye and Fergus Falls areas want to share the excitement the Snow Dragon brings to Sauk Centre.
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A turkey hunt for people with disabilities will take place at Stearns County’s Rockville Park & Nature Preserve. The park will be closed to the general public during both of the five-day hunts.
Hunters will be able to use shotguns, bows or crossbows. Hunting will be limited to portable ground blinds.
Four hunters will be selected and supervised by Midwest Outdoors Unlimited for each of the hunts. The mission of the group is to provide outdoor recreational activities for Disabled American Veterans, disabled individuals, and disabled youth in Minnesota. Each disabled hunter will be accompanied by at least one able-bodied person while in the park.
Kids enjoying a sled ride behind a four-wheeler on Lake Francis. This was taken the afternoon of the Watkins Lions ice fishing contest there, Saturday, Feb. 1. Staff photo by Anton Matua.